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American Medical Tech Reports 2019 Email Hack Impacting 47K Patients

Jessica Davis

American Medical Technologies is just now reporting a breach discovered in 2019 impacting more than 47,000 patients; ransomware attacks, email hacks, and a COVID-19 dashboard incident complete this week’s breach roundup.

California-based American Medical Technologies (AMT), a healthcare supplier, recently began notifying 47,767 patients that their data was potentially breached after a hack of an employee email account in 2019.

On December 17, 2019, AMT officials first detected suspicious behavior occurring within one employee email account. An investigation was launched with assistance from a third-party forensics team, which included a data mining process.

Five months later, the investigation revealed...

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